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  1. Kestrel Meters: Training Tool for Better Long Range Shooting

    Kestrel Meters: Training Tool for Better Long Range Shooting

    As a long-range rifle instructor, I get asked all the time about the equipment we use to accomplish our long-range shots. Equipment and techniques change over time with advancements in technology, but some have serious staying power. I started shooting long range long before there was even a laser range finder available to get accurate distances. The one item that has been a constant in my long-range kit from very early on has been a Kestrel weather station of one model or another. The first Kestrel I had was before they even had other models. That unit was simply a "Kestrel Weather Meter".

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  2. 4 Ways the Kestrel Wind Meter Enhances Outdoor Adventure

    4 Ways the Kestrel Wind Meter Enhances Outdoor Adventure

    Whether you consider yourself a thrill-seeker or an outdoor sports extremist, the Kestrel wind meter can take outdoor adventure to a new level. From fly fishing to parasailing, wind can play a significant role in outdoor activities.

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  3. Tighter Restrictions for Dicamba Applicators

    Tighter Restrictions for Dicamba Applicators

    Farmers put themselves and their operations at risk every time they spray a field without first measuring and then documenting the conditions. As regulations surrounding drift management get tighter and widespread attention continues to increase, it's important to protect your interests, profits, and the community around you by monitoring for safe and effective spraying conditions. Record keeping has never been more important with the new tighter restrictions for applying crop protection products, particularly dicamba.

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  4. Record Keeping Critical for New Spraying Standards

    Record Keeping Critical for New Spraying Standards

    Dr. Bob Wolf, Professor at Kansas State University, Wolf Consulting and Research, LLC, talks about the importance of identifying and recording onsite weather conditions before crop spraying applications.

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  5. Air Flow Made Easy

    Air Flow Made Easy

    According to Rob Falke, President of the National Comfort Institute, balancing an HVAC system β€œis the single-most important step that can be taken to assure your systems produce comfort and operate efficiently.” One of the key steps in balancing a system, new or old, is to make sure the airflow coming from each duct is enough to meet demand. ASHRAE Standard 111 covers the procedures to be used when measuring, testing, adjusting, and balancing an HVAC system. While calculations can be made using a few tools and some math, the Kestrel 5200 Professional meter does the work for you. Take a look at the steps involved in determining Volume Air Flow without a Kestrel:

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  6. Kestrel Calibration FAQs

    All Kestrel meters are accurate and rugged right out of the box. Because Kestrel meters last a long time -- often operating in extreme environments – there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to calibration. Below are some quick tips on Kestrel 5000 series calibration needs.

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  7. Kestrel To Attend NATA Expo

    Every summer, there are headlines about athletes succumbing to illness or even death from the serious effects of heat stress. Last week, the story of 19-year-old KSU football player, Tyler Heintz, ended in tragedy when his heat-related injuries proved fatal.

    Preventing exertional heat stress in athletics has become an important responsibility of many athletic trainers, coaches and other sports-related healthcare providers. During every athletic endeavor, from little league to professional sports, lives depend on accurate measurement of environmental conditions.

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  8. Heat Stress Safety for Student Athletes

    Heat Stress Safety for Student Athletes

    There have been 550 fatalities among high school athletes between 1982-2015 resulting from exertional heat stress and related injuries.

    Tragedy like this can be prevented.

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  9. Understanding Environmental Heat Stress

    This article has been republished from For Athletic Trainers with permission from the Korey Stringer Institute, a leader in heat stress awareness, education, and advocacy driven by a mission to maximize performance, optimize safety, and prevent sudden death due to the effects of exertional heat stress.

    By: Yuri Hosokawa, PhD, ATC, LAT, Korey Stringer Institute, University of Connecticut

    As the brutal summer heat takes a toll across the country, high school athletes and youth sport leagues are ramping up their summer camps and pre-season workouts in preparation for the fall season. While the importance of hydration is often emphasized during summer workouts, the use of environmental-based activity modification guidelines is often overlooked. The two major roles of environmental monitoring and activity modification guidelines are: (1) to minimize prolonged exposure to dangerous heat stress and (2) to optimize the use of practice time in the heat without overstraining the athletes.

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  10. Canadian Sniper Team: Going Inside the Record-Breaking Long Distance Shot

    Recently, the Washington Post ran a story on the Canadian Special Operations sniper that successfully shot an ISIS target in Iraq from more than 2 miles away. It’s being reported as breaking a world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in history. This feat beats the previous record for longest confirmed kill shot in combat by 1,065 meters.

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